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Category: Medicine

  • A visit to a vitamin factory

    I was privileged to be taken on a virtual tour of a new vitamin factory—one of a long series of identical micro-units, built to last for a period until productivity declines, only to be superseded by new units. These remarkable … Continue reading

  • Sierra Leone Braces for Three-Day Ebola Lockdown

    In her free time Isha Turay, an 18-year-old Sierra Leonean student, sells vegetables on Malama Thomas Street in the heart of the bustling capital, Freetown, so that she and her siblings can eat. But for three days, starting at midnight … Continue reading

  • Ebola Outbreaks Visualized In 5 Charts

    The Ebola virus is one of the most virulent microbes known to man, killing up to 90% of those infected. According to the World Health Organization, there have been 25 disease outbreaks in recorded history. The current epidemic in West … Continue reading

  • Electrifying stem cell finding retracted

    A bombshell stem cell discovery by Boston and Japanese scientists was withdrawn Wednesday from the journal that published the work — amid allegations of fraud and a tide of incredulity from outside scientists. It is one of the highest-profile retractions … Continue reading

  • What does the Bible say about drugs?

    The Bible speaks about drug use in a number of passages.  In Paul’s letter to the Galatians (verse 5:20), he speaks of the “works of the flesh” and among them is found a reference to witchcraft (sorcery in some translations). … Continue reading

  • ‘Mother Of Forensic Science’ Built Dollhouse Crime Scenes

    Frances Glessner Lee grew up in a wealthy household at the end of the 19th century. Hers was a lonely and sheltered childhood. She married at age 20, and didn’t get to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor or … Continue reading

  • ‘Junk’ DNA Keeps Your Heart Beating

    A new research study has shown that large regions of the human genome, once thought to be useless junk, work to keep your heart functioning properly.1 When these areas of the genome malfunction, cardiovascular failure is often outcome, showing the … Continue reading

  • Stem Cell Revolution Leaps Forward

    By: David Coppedge Called revolutionary and “too good to be true,” a simple way to turn ordinary cells into stem cells has everyone excited – and some cautious. How can you turn an ordinary adult cell into a stem cell?  … Continue reading

  • Nobel Prize Winner Fights Tyranny of Big Scientific Journals

    He’s on a campaign to bring power to the people. Randy Schekman, a co-winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in cell transport mechanisms, now has a powerful platform for speaking his mind.  In “How to break free … Continue reading

  • Incredible Stories of Human Ability in Weakness

    By David Coppedge Here are three amazing stories that speak for themselves. Baby music:  It appears that babies can remember lullabies they heard in the womb that their mothers sang.  Science Daily reported on a University of Helsinki study that measured brain … Continue reading

  • The proportion of polypeptide chains which generate native folds—part 5: experimental extraction from random sequences

    by Royal Truman This is the second to last of a six part series which critiques the most widely cited papers claiming that a high proportion of random polypeptides naturally form native-like folds. Parts 5 and 6 might not seem like … Continue reading

  • 3-D Printing Is a Simplified Form of Biomimetics

    By David Coppedge One of the hottest industrial revolutions in progress is 3-D printing.  It can’t hold a candle, though, to biological materials construction. In a story on PhysOrg, Chad Henry of CSIRO proudly holds two large insect models he made with a … Continue reading

  • Honey: One Of God’s Natural Medicines

    By R. L. David Jolly I still find bees to be one of the most fascinating animals ever created.  Partially because they present so many problems for evolutionists and partially because they have so many special design features. They are … Continue reading

  • Induced Stem Cells Get Faster, Better, Cheaper

    By David Coppedge Scientists have not only made the production of induced pluripotent stem cells much more efficient, but also have made them just as capable as embryonic stem cells of being able to produce any cell type. They keep … Continue reading

  • Reverse Engineer Living Solutions

    By David Coppedge Need solutions to practical engineering problems?  Save time and effort; see how animals and plants do it. Bee in the wind tunnel:  Harvard researches are wondering how bees fly stable in the wind and rain.  Miniature flying … Continue reading

  • “Evidence-Based” Findings May Not Be

    By David Coppedge Patients are encouraged to seek only “evidence-based” treatments for disease, but a look behind the scenes of clinical trials reveals some of the same human foibles that plague any science: shortcomings in honesty and transparency. Finding cause-and-effect … Continue reading

  • Raymond Damadian: b. 1936

    By David Coppedge On a given Sunday morning, in a small Bible Baptist church on Long Island, New York, sitting alongside his wife, you might find a quiet, unpretentious white-haired gentleman who changed the world.  Other than by his distinguished … Continue reading

  • Study on human H1N1 influenza virus demonstrates genetic entropy

    By Tas Walker Today I was notified about a paper on the accumulation of mutations in the influenza virus. It’s slightly off-topic for biblical geology, but there is a tangential connection. Since Noah’s Flood is true the millions of years … Continue reading

  • Mad Scientists Poised on the Slippery Slope

    By David Coppedge Stem cells can do good or harm, depending on their source.  When scientists think themselves above ethics, watch out. Adult Stem Cell News Adult stem cells (AS) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) are safe and effective … Continue reading

  • Atheists Want Hospitals — Not Churches

    The following quotation from Madalyn Murray O’Hair is carved into one of the side panels of the atheist monument that will be dedicated June 29th: “An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist … Continue reading

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